Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Indore Madhya Pradesh

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Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Indore Madhya Pradesh

In Indore, the most famous Lord Ganesh temple is Khajrana Ganesh Mandir. It is very famous among the Lord Ganesh devotees, they believe that Lord Ganesh will fulfill their wishes after visiting the Khajrana Ganesh Mandir. Khajrana Ganesh Mandir is the major tourist spot of Indore also where nearby cities tourists and devotes always come to visit here. The Khajrana Ganesh Mandir is also among the richest temple in Indore and India also.

The Khajrana temple of Indore is situated nearly outer to the main city. It is one of the ancient temples of Indore. Temple building architecture and arrangement are good. The main temple of Lord Ganesh is covered with pure silver and the statue of Lord Ganesh is colored with orange Sindure and beautifully decorated with many things. There are two small statues of the wives of Lord Ganesh also. Riddhi and Siddhi are the wives of Lord Ganesh. Statutes of wives of Lord Ganesh are left and right side of Lord Ganesh.

In the Khajrana temple, Lord Ganesh is the main God who is mainly worshiped. There are many more Gods statues are also there in the Khajrana temple such as Lord Shri Ram, Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, and Maa Durga.

Khajrana Ganesh Mandir History

Khajrana Ganesh temple Indore
Inner view of Kajaran temple Indore

The history of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir is related to Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar who was the Queen of the Maratha Malwa kingdom. Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar was very religious and devotee so she built lots of Hindu temples and Dharamshala in India. Khajrana Ganesh Temple was built by Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar in the year 1735.

As per Khajrana Ganesh Mandir's story, it is said that a local Pandit saw a very ancient statue of Lord Ganesh in a dream. He informed Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar then Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar gave the order to take out the Lord Ganesh statue and established a temple there. Later this temple size increased and popular as Khajrana temple in nearby cities. In the place where the Lord Ganesh statue was found now there is a well. You can see it there which is in front of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir.

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Wish-fulfilling Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

As per se, it is said that devotees come here to fulfill their wishes in the temple and draw a reverse pic of Swastik on the back of Lord Ganesha. When their wish is completed then they draw the right pic of Swastik. They also offer Modak to Lord Ganesh.

Devotees also use Kalawa to tie in the temple when they pray for a wish fulfilled. When the wish is complete they remove the Kalawa.

Festivals at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

Til Chaturthi: Every year on Til Chaturthi there is a big festival organized at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir. As per the Priest of the temple, on the Til Chaturthi, this Khajrana Ganesh temple was established. Since then every year Til Chaturthi Festival is organized by the temple committee. Earlier this festival was organized for one day but later its time increased for up to three days.

The Til Chaturthi fair begins with the worship of the flag. Khajrana Ganesh Mandir is beautifully decorated with lights and flowers. Lord Ganesh Statue will be worn with Diamond, Golden, silver, and pearls dresses.  During this time thousands of Lord Ganesh devotees come to visit this Khajrana temple. Devotees offer Lakhs kg Laddus made up by Til-Gud to Lord Ganesh every year and then these Laddus are distributed among the peoples. There are lots of celebrities and cricketers who come here to get the Darshan of Lord Ganesha during this festival.

Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayaka Chaturthi) festival is a very big festival organized at the Khajrana temple annually. It also starts with the worship of the flag. This is a 10 days festival in which every day thousands of devotees come from all over India to Indore. Vinayak Chaturthi is always organized at the grand level in the month of August and September.

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Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Timing 

Khajrana Ganesh temple Indore history
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Photo

Khajrana Ganesh temple is open daily. It is closed for four hours in the afternoon and for 7 to 8 hours in the night. Khajrana Ganesh temple Indore timings are given below.

Khajrana Ganesh Mandir opening time
  • Morning at 05:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Evening from 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir closing time
  • Afternoon from 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
  • Night at 09:00 pm to 05:00 am
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Aarti Time

In the Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Aarti of Lord Ganesh does by the priest daily two times in a day. So keep note and try to be present at the time of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Aarti, it will be more beneficial for you.
  • In Morning: 08:30 am to 09:00 am
  • In the Evening: 08:00 pm to 08:40 pm

Visiting Time Duration of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

For the Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, the total visiting time duration will be 1-2 hours on normal days.  Khajrana Ganesh Mandir on Wednesday and other Hindu festival days such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Rangpanchami, Hindu New Year, etc. are more crowded. So you have to stand in a queue for the Darshan of Lord Ganesha.

During the Aarti of Lord Ganesh, Khajrana Ganesh Mandir is more crowded than normal timing. On normal days you get Darshan of Lord Ganesha within half an hour but during Aarti, you have to wait for more time.

Best Time to Visit Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

Going to any temple in the morning is good but I will suggest going to Khajrana Ganesh Mandir in the evening during the Aarti time when the temple looks so beautiful due to lighting and decoration. During summers, when the Indore environment gets cooled in the evening going to the Khajrana temple will be good. In winter you can go in the morning.

Special Worship and Arti at Khajrana

Wednesday is considered Lord Ganesha's day. So it is believed that worship and Aarti on Wednesday of Lord Ganesh will be more fruitful than on other days. That's why the Khajrana temple is more crowded on Wednesday. On Sunday Khajrana temple is also more crowded than on normal days.

First invitation to Lord Shri Ganesh

Local Indore peoples and nearby cities devotees always come to Khajrana temple before starting any new work or job. If they purchase any new vehicle, land, home, etc they come here to get blessed by Lord Ganesh. In Hindus, the tradition is that devotees give the first invitation to Lord Ganesha in the temple for good works such as marriage, birthday celebrations, etc, and worshiped the first to Lord Ganesh before starting any work. So that there is no problem in the future and all work is auspicious.

Facilities at Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

khajrana Ganesh mandir opening time
Sweets and Prasad Shops at Khajrana Ganesh temple Indore
  • Khajrana Temple is spacious and there is also another God's temple also.
  • Vehicle parking stand is there and it is spacious also.
  • Many Prasad and sweets shops are there.
  • Drinking water is available for devotees.
  • CCTV camera facility is there in the temple.

How to Reach Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

Khajrana Ganesh temple pictures
Entry Gate of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir Indore

Indore is well connected to every city in India by Train, Bus, and Airplane so reaching Indore is easy from anywhere in India. Khajrana Ganesh Mandir is situated at the Khajrana road near Ganeshpuri colony in Indore. There are lots of buses, auto, and Vikram available for the Khajrana temple because it is situated on the route. So you can reach directly to the temple by city bus, auto, and Vikram. It is on the road so no need to walk more on foot.

From Khajrana square, it is only 700 meters far away. From the Indore railway station, it is approx 5 km far away and from the Sarwate Bus Stand, it is also about 5 km far away. Khajrana Mandir is only 3 km far away from the Palasia Square of Indore. From the Devi Ahilya Bai Holker International Airport, the Khajrana temple is about 13 km far away.

Address of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Ganeshpuri Main Road,
Ganeshpuri, Khajrana,
Indore, 52016
Madhya Pradesh

TouristBug’s Recommendations for Khajrana Ganesh Mandir

  • Photography is not allowed inside the temple but you can take pics outside the main temple.
  • I will recommend that if you go to Indore you must go once to the Khajrana Ganesh temple.
  • Temple is neat and clean so keep support in it.

Nearby Tourist Places to Visit in Indore

Indore has various tourist places to visit for tourists and travelers such as Lal Bagh Palace, Rajwada, and temples such as Khajrana Ganesh Temple, Kanch temple, Annapurna temple, etc. Nearby tourist places to visit from Indore city are Ujjain, Omkareshwar, Khandwa, etc.

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